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I read this on Slashdot and I thought it must be some sort of early April Fool's joke. Nope. It's right there on the front page at http://www.scifi.com - "Experience the brand evolution". The Sci Fi channel is changing it's name to "SyFy" - "to pull in a more 'mainstream' audience."

At least it will finally resolve the glaring incongruity of having Pro Wrestling on a Science Fiction TV channel.

The Slashdot article has more.

Date: 2009-03-17 12:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lassiter.livejournal.com

Some team of consultants got paid waaaay too much money for that incredibly stupid idea.

Date: 2009-03-17 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bramblekite.livejournal.com
Well, if you ask *some* Science Fiction and Fantasy fans, just using "Sci Fi" was egregiously insulting enough. (I got reamed once at a PNO for like 15 min. for using 'sci fi' when i was talking about my days as a book store clerk. Apparently you're supposed to say "Science Fiction" or "Science Fiction and Fantasy" when you're talking about the genre, each & every time you say it.)

Some people will get in a huff over any dumb little thing.

I think the issue is the programming, not what they call it.

If it has good shows, I don't care if they call it the Nosepicker Troll Channel.

Things always get screwed up when you add Marketing people.

Date: 2009-03-17 10:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kulilinei.livejournal.com
I think it's only a matter of time before we see our first scifi / fantasy reality TV show.... faster than you can say "Furryville".. :P

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